San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
March Writers Night Out
Secrets of Smart Self Publishing - Panel Discussion
Self publishing means you get to be in control, but it doesn't mean you should be careless or sloppy. Smart authors educate themselves before entering the world of self-publishing. Understanding the many steps of the process will make your journey easier and increase your book's chances for success.
- Steps to self-publishing
- Issues you'll face
- Decisions you'll make
- Tips to prepare your manuscript
- What to expect during the design process
- Digital vs. print publishing
- Tips for marketing your book
... and lots more!
Please bring: Something to take notes with
About the panel
Kim Bookless - The Editor
Kim Bookless is a publishing consultant, writer, and editor who guides authors through the process of self-publishing their books, including helping them clarify their goals, understand the process, and find and work with excellent service providers. She is a member of Chicago Women in Publishing's Executive Committee and leads the Chicago Self-Publishing Group, which provides its members with free educational programs and resources to help them explore the dynamic world of self-publishing. Twitter handle: @kimbookless.
Paula Krapf - The Marketer
Paula Krapf is a social media, digital content, and PR consultant/strategist. She develops and manages online author promotions that include building an online presence, obtaining reviews and guest blog posts, and conducting giveaways. Twitter handle: @PaulaatAME.
Erika Nygaard - The Designer
Erika Nygaard is a Freelance Graphic Designer for ebook and print publications. She works with authors and publishers to design and develop their products, in print and digital media. Twitter handle: @erikanygaard.
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